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Aug 27, 2013 6:00am EDT
on internationally as i am about what barack obama and his administration are doing domestically. why do i say that? one of the most memorable days of my life was 9/11 when after the planes struck the world trade center in new york, i was in my west wing office, working with my speech writer, and some of the staff gathered around when word came down that there had been an attack in new york and shortly after that the door to my office burst open, one of my secret service agents came in, he was sitting down in a chair, and he said, sir, we are leaving now. he did not ask. he did not ask if it was ok with me. he grabbed me with one hand and propelled me out the door and down the stairs, headed for the emergency operation bunker underneath the white house. he got part way down there, got into a tunnel, and he told me the reason they had effectuated evacuated me was because there was a hijacked aircraft that have been reported by dulles, headed towards crown. that was american flight 77 that went into the pentagon. what emerged out of that whole day obviously was not a terrorist act, it was not a law e
CSPAN
Aug 13, 2013 12:00am EDT
" comments from noted historians, and thoughts from michelle obama on the role of first ladies. now available for the discounted price of $12.95 plus shipping at c-span.org/products. thewebsite has more about first ladies, including a special session "welcome to the white house," produced by our partner the white house historical association. it chronicles life in the executive mansion. find out more at c- span.org/firstladies. span, we bring public affairs events from washington directly to you, but he knew in the room at congressional hearings, white house events, briefings, and conferences, and offering complete, gavel-to- gavel coverage of the u.s. house, all as a public service of private industry. we are c-span, created by the cable industry 34 years ago and funded by your local cable or satellite provider. now you can watch us in hd. >> next on c-span, some of today's annual american bar association conference. worst with former secretary of state hillary clinton on voting rights run the country. then attorney general burkholder speaks about federal sentencing policy. later a discussio
CSPAN
Aug 20, 2013 12:00am EDT
] >> the general brought up two of the initiatives proposed to resident obama at the summit in june. one is a way to notify each other of major military activities. he second is rules of behavior for military air and naval activities. language] >> i welcomed this discussion and noticed the transparency we have had is important to reducing the risk of iscalculation and avoiding and unintended tension and conflict. our staff are exploring those and will continue to discuss hem. speaking another language] >> general chang and i have both welcomed the recent establishment of the new cyber orking group as a venue of addressing issues of mutual concern in the area of cyber. speaking another language] >> we discussed a number of regional security issues as well, including north korea, the east china sea, the south china sea. i reaffirmed longstanding u.s. olicies on these issues. speaking another language] >> with respect to competing maritime claims, i noted while the united states does not take a position on sovereignty in these cases, we do have an interest in the claims being resolved peacefully wit
CSPAN
Aug 13, 2013 6:00am EDT
are far too bhon common. president obama said last month, it is time to ask tough questions about how we can strengthen our communities, how we can support young people. how we can address the fact that young black and lat mow men are disproportionately likely to become involved in our criminal justice system as victims as well as perpetrators. we also must confront the reality that once they are in that system, people of color often face harsher punishments than their peers. one deeply troubling report released in february of this year indicates that in recent years black male offenders have received sentences nearly 20% longer than those imposed on white males convicted of similar crimes. this isn't just unacceptable, it is shameful. [applause] it is unworthy of our great country. it is unworthy of our great legal tradition. and in response i have today directed a group of u.s. attorneys to address sentencing disparities and to develop recommendations on how we can can address this. in this area and in many others, in ways both large and small, we as a country must re-- resolve to do b
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Aug 20, 2013 6:00am EDT
obama's may speech on terrorism. we are at a crossroads. >> we need to ask ourselves hard questions and how we should refer to them. what the best speech change and what does it mean for your mission and had to change it if at all? >> it was an important speech. i am lucky to be there. i took some analysts -- no, sir. not at all. we're at a crossroads. the president in some ways, this the counterterrorism community so many in this room, it really challenged us to do two things. to think hard about the threat and to be very precise and rigorous and how we defined the threat and not fall into traps like we fell into are sought after benghazi of a binary choice. it is either al qaeda or not. that is not the reality. it is much more complicated. it needs to be careful in how we define who is al qaeda and what is the threat because of course how we defined the threat is the crux of the developing a strategy. that's the second part of how the president challenged us. how to think of the threat as we look to keep up the pressure also look to a time when we are not in a state of war. that a
CSPAN
Aug 27, 2013 12:00am EDT
and immigration. calls to impeach president obama. security issues and gridlock. a look at imminent domain loss. eagle.ss is steven washington journal is live every morning at 7:00 eastern. on c-span. secretary, security janet napolitano, delivers her address. she becomes the president of the university of california system. we have her remarks. >> c-span. we bring public affairs from washington to you. we put you in the room. complete gavel-to-gavel coverage of the u.s. house as a public house of -- as a public service of private industry. we are c-span. now, you can watch us in hd. of first ladies begins. tonight, we have an encore of the final program about ida mckinley. william mckinley. >> the story of ida mckinley can be told through an exploration between her husband william mckinley. they spent 30 years together which brought them happiness early on. it changed their life into illness and devotion to shape the presidency at the turn of the new century. joining us tonight to tell the story of ida mckinley are two guests returning to the table, richard norton smith and carl anthony. we ar
CSPAN
Aug 24, 2013 7:00pm EDT
something for some there every >> season two from mrs. roosevelt to michelle obama .ncluded your calls andweets night, we'll have the encore presentation of season one with first ladies i do mckinley. mckinley. rally at thethe lincoln memorial commemorating the 50th anniversary of the march on washington and participants from the rally march from the lincoln memorial to the washington monument. us begin with a well-known american and novelist and writer. mr. baldwin, what brought you to the march on washington? >> the fact i was born a negro in this country and more concretely i felt there was no reason for me not to be here. what is the most significant the most loaded demonstration to free americans that is ever happened in this country. like most americans i've expressed my support of civil rights largely by talking about it. but again, like many americans, i could no longer pay only lip service to a cause that was so bright and in a time that is so urgently now. american tv marks the 50th anniversary of the march on washington with historic and contemporary roundtable discussions a
CSPAN
Aug 26, 2013 9:00pm EDT
and the portraits are done fairly soon after they were there. with michelle obama, that required just opening up the paper and looking at old photographs. they are, as they were i think best representative of the time in the white house. >> how much research did you do on the four women featured in this painting before you began the work. >> in terms of history, i think i'm familiar with all of them. but visual references is what i require the most. so i went to my collection of portraits and first lady portraits and things like that so i saw what they would like to be seeing and being publicly seen. and i went through a lot of the images. martha was harder but we know the portrait is probably the best there is. i relied on that one. the rest were in photography, lots of photography. with all of that information, i pieced together images that i thought were good and representative. >> what is the process you go through when starting to work on a painting? how much work goes into the project before you start to paint? >> well, first i'll do the research and background and things like that of a no
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